Category Archives: Transactions

Yankees make Hafner signing official, DFA Canzler

travis-hafner

The Yankees have announced that they've reached an agreement on a one-year, major league deal with DH Travis Hafner and have designated Russ Canzler for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for him. The deal with worth $2 million, according to Ken Davidoff of the NY Post, with another potential $4 million in reachable incentives, per an AP ...

Posted in Transactions | Tagged , | Comments Off

Yankees sign Juan Rivera to a minor league deal

Juan+Rivera

The Yankees have another right handed hitting outfielder to try out for their backup spot during spring training as they have signed Juan Rivera to a one-year, minor league contract, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. Rivera, 34, was limited to just 109 games last season because of groin injuries and hit just .244/.286/.375 and a ...

Posted in Transactions | Tagged | 7 Comments

Yankees avoid arbitration with David Robertson

David Robertson

The Yankees have signed the last of their arbitration eligible players as they have now agreed to a one-year, $3.1 million deal with relief pitcher David Robertson, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Robertson, 27, struggled at times last season, but overall had another very solid year for the Yankees. His ERA was 2.67, he ...

Posted in Transactions | Tagged | Comments Off

Yankees sign Dan Johnson to a minor league deal

Dan+Johnson

The Yankees have signed corner infielder/DH Dan Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN. Johnson, 33, has hit .237/.338/.412 in parts of seven seasons in the majors. He's never really been a regular player though only playing in at least 100 games twice. He's a decent ...

Posted in Transactions | Tagged | 4 Comments

Yankees sign Thomas Neal and Reegie Corona to minor league deals

Thomas+Neal

The Yankees made a couple of small moves over the weekend too when they signed outfielder Thomas Neal and infielder and former Yankees prospect Reegie Corona, according to Neal's Twitter page and Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Corona is purely a depth move and he probably has no shot whatsoever of playing in the Bronx, but ...

Posted in Transactions | Tagged , | Comments Off

Yankees release Chris Dickerson

chris-dickerson

The Yankees waived outfielder Chris Dickerson last week and after clearing waivers he's been released, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News. Typically once a player clears waivers they are outrighted to the minors, but in this case Dickerson was already waived before (last offseason) so he was on release waivers and not outright waivers ...

Posted in Transactions | Tagged | 3 Comments

Yankees claim Russ Canzler, designate Chris Dickerson for assignment

russ-canzler

The Yankees have claimed right handed hitting outfielder Russ Canzler from the Cleveland Indians and have designated left handed hitting outfielder Chris Dickerson for assignment to make room for him on the 40-man roster, according to Buster Olney of ESPN and Chad Jennings of the Journal News. Canzler will be 27-years-old in April and he'll be brought in ...

Posted in Transactions | Tagged , | Comments Off

Yankees sign Matt Diaz to minor league deal

matt-diaz

The Yankees have signed outfielder Matt Diaz to a one-year, minor league contract that will be worth $1.2 million if he makes the team and another potential $800K in incentives, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News and Marc Carig of Newsday. Diaz, 35 in March, is a career .291/.339/.431 hitter and those numbers ...

Posted in Transactions | Tagged | 10 Comments